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Prison

Jails have become the frontline for health problems that plague underserved communities in America. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.

Bank of America

The Obama administration’s inclination to rely on the private sector to solve major societal problems can lead to dysfunction, if not chaos.

Andrew Cuomo

Is the New York governor’s modest concession an attempt to duck the big-picture problems with racially discriminatory marijuana arrests?

Single-payer

Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington is optimistic that it will come—if we give states the tools to adopt it at their own pace.

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Yes, it was a flawed compromise. But to achieve universal, humane healthcare for all, we first need effective implementation of the ACA.

The problems with the Affordable Care Act stem from government being too small and weak, not too big and powerful.

Healthcare.gov

The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.

Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

Expand medicaid

Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Saxby Chambliss

It’s the height of hypocrisy: They call for repeal of the law but plead for its dollars on behalf of constituents.

Blogs

Gene Farley was a brilliant champion of economic and social justice, peace and, above all, single-payer health care.

November 11, 2013

Only 3 percent of the population are likely to lose their current insurance policies and pay higher premiums because of Obamacare. 

November 1, 2013

Once again, public opinion is more evenly divided on the Affordable Care Act than reported, with many feeling it doesn’t go far enough.

October 25, 2013

Ideological resistance to the Medicaid expansion—the heart of the healthcare law—is. 

October 23, 2013

Mainstream reporting has consistently underestimated the number of people who think the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go far enough. 

October 21, 2013

The Senate’s deal to reopen the government and extend the debt limit reportedly contains a small change to the health law—but it’s not a win for the GOP. 

October 16, 2013

GOP proposals to defund Obamacare are the equivalent of a death sentence for thousands of Americans.

October 11, 2013

Stewart and Lohota both find the individual mandate so confusing, they're willing to forestall some of the ACA’s most potent policy.

October 8, 2013

Opposition to affordable healthcare has always been backed by untold sums of corporate money and marked by a notably consistent streak of red-baiting rhetoric and doom-saying predictions.

October 5, 2013

The future of the GOP, not the Affordable Care Act, is what's at stake now in Congress. 

October 2, 2013